Registering Your Vehicle in Tennessee

Here at South Jersey Auto Tags we help auto dealers in Tennessee quickly get the registrations, tags, and titles they need in a timely manner to ensure that the sales process goes off without a hitch. We invite you to contact us or fill out our online quote form for fast service.

For Fast Service:

Mandatory with all transactions

  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin OR  A valid certificate of title
  • New vehicle’s invoice OR  Certification of Ownership/Bill of Sale
  • Odometer disclosure statement (if applicable)
  • Copy of current registration if transferring your license plate
  • Affidavit of Non-Dealer Transfers (For gift, low selling, or lineal relative vehicle transfers)
  • Passed emissions certificate (if applicable)
  • Multi-purpose, Noting of Lien, and Duplicate Title Application (if applicable and Lien is on vehicle)
  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Insurance
  • South Jersey Auto Tags Power of Attorney

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Residents in the State of Tennessee residing in a county with mandatory testing must get their vehicles to pass a vehicle emissions test before being able to obtain a Tennessee vehicle registration or registration renewal. New Tennessee residents that move to qualified counties have similar requirements.

Counties requiring Emissions/Smog Testing

  • Davidson
  • Hamilton
  • Rutherford
  • Sumner
  • Williamson
  • Wilson 

Vehicles passing inspection receive a vehicle inspection report with a tear-off certificate of compliance. In some cases, electronic notification of vehicles passing inspection is sent directly to county clerks.

Vehicles not passing the inspection will receive a vehicle inspection report with the reason(s) the vehicle failed. Temporary Operation Permits shall not be issued due to failed emissions.